Is perched on a plateau with a
majestic palace. Meaning "Holy Land" in Tibetan language, Lhasa, Tibet's
exotic capital city, rises majestically against the sky on a plateau
that is more than 3,600 metres above sea level. The city attracts an
increasing number of tourists each year.
Potala Palace is Lhasa's architectural, historical, and cultural jewel.
Situated on Hongshan Mountain, the Potala stands at an altitude that is
roughly equivalent to that of Mt. Fujiyama or Mt. Hood. The Potala
building dates from the 17th century, and is located on the site of a
former structure built in the 7th century by King Songtsan Gambo of the
Tubo Dynasty. The majestic palace encompasses over the 102 acres. The
main building stands 13 storeys high.
Located in the old district of Lhasa, the monastery is a building
complex built in the mid-7th century. Incorporating the features of
Nepalese and Indian architecture, its golden canopy glows under the sun.
It enshrines the statue of Sakyamuni, which was brought to Tibet by
The Monastery lies at the foot of a mountain on the northern outskirts
of Lhasa. It is typical of Tibetan architecture.
Yalong River National Scenic Spot
It is the cradle of Tibetan civilization and the birthplace of the Tibet
people, the only state-level scenic spot in Tibet.
Ruins of Guge Kindom
The ruin of the Gege Kingdom is a 300-metre hill on the southern
bank of the Xiangquan River in Zanda County.
Held sacred by the Tibetan people, the lake is 4,718 metres above
sea level. The beautiful scenery and mysterious tales of the area
draw countless visitors and pilgrimages.
Located on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River, Nyingchi
is 3,000 metres above sea level. The inhabitants here are mainly the
Moinbas and the Lhobas.
Towering 8,848 metres in the middle section of the Himalayas, Mt.
Qomolangma teems with snow-capped peaks and glaciers. It boasts four
peaks above 8,000 metres high, and 38 peaks above 7,000 metres high,
thus reputed as the First Pole on the earth.